...without saying it outright and sounding unnatural or info-dumpy? So I'm writing a short story set in a fictional country in the 1840s. A princess named Abigail is tasked with playing hostess to seven insufferable sisters from England, one of whom will become her sister-in-law. They're all very snooty and consider themselves above Abigail because England is a superpower with a large empire and Abigail's country, Cavallia, is a little strip of land that's always basically been in France's pocket. So one idea I had was that they could make fun of her name. "Abigail" was at that point out of use in England after the release of a very popular play all the way back in 1616, which featured an old, ugly, lecherous, and generally unpleasant servant called Abigail, which led to it becoming a slang term for "servant" as well as being associated with that character, so obviously a princess called Abigail would be a bit strange to an English person. But how can I get that into normal-sounding dialogue? I mean, they seem much too lofty to just come out and tell her, and I don't want it to end up sounding like an essay ("Here's some facts"). I considered having one of them ask if her sister's name was "Charwoman" (old word for "cleaning lady") but it seems a bit of a weak insult. Or am I just obsessing over nothing? Thanks in advance!